Illustrations of British ornithology
Text volumes to accompany color plates etched by Selby (mostly after his own drawings) with the assistance of his brother-in-law Admiral Robert Mitford, which were first issued nineteen parts to subscribers from 1819-1833 and were subsequently bound into two folio volumes
Volume v 11
Publisher Edinburgh : Printed for Archibald Constable & Co. ; London : Hurst, Robinson & Co.
Call number 39088015709793
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The second text volume (water birds) was published in 1833 along with a second edition of vol. 1 (part first)
Atlas vols. have title: Plates to Selby's Illustrations of British ornithology. Edinburgh, London : Archibald Constable & Co., and Hurst Robinson & Co. ; Edinburgh, Printed for the proprietor, and published by W.H. Lizars ... -1834. "Although issued partly in connection with the volume of plates, under the same title (at the time of issue), text and plates were purchasable separately ... the author in his preface to the present work, that the text will constitute an independent work of reference."--Cf. Zimmer, p. 573
Vol. 1. Land birds -- v. 2. Water birds
Zimmer, J.T. Ayer Lib.
SCNHRB copy a made-up set: v. 1 (39088015709793) of the 1st ed., v. 2 (39088015709835) of the 2nd
SCNHRB copy inscribed in ink on t.p. of v. 1: Robert Hood 1840
SCNHRB copy stamped on t.p. of both v.: Smithsonian Institution National Museum Richmond Collection [ms. acc. no.] 246288. Inscribed in ink on verso of t.p.: Chas. W. Richmond
SCNHRB copy has bookplate in v. 2: Dr. R.L. Walker, 1896. Inscribed in ink on 2nd front free endpaper: R.L. Walker, 1896
SCNHRB copy bound in dark blue cloth, title in gilt on spine
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